June 3, 2014 Subject:
Great historical footage, as well as some stills from 19th Century. I give it 5 stars for historical value. However, I wonder why this film was made without sound? There is no date for the film given anywhere, but it must have been after 1958, since that is given for some of the sequences.
June 1, 2014 Subject:
Excellent train of thought
Excellent detailed history about the history of the E line subway history in New York City. Sure, this runs an hour, but believe me, you're going to get a detailed history of not only the track, but of the trains built for the track. The film does skip across the politics about why things were done, we don't find out why they closed it up, but the meticulous detail into this is a marvel of archival standards. This is a MUST SEE on this site!
March 27, 2013 Subject:
9th Ave El film
Thank you for making this film available.
I have a web pages with historical images of the 9th Ave El at "https://picasaweb.google.com/116363262722377355677/NYC9thAveEl#" and the Polo Grounds shuttle at "http://www.angelfire.com/fl/mainframeconsole/polo_grounds_shuttle/".
Of course, the El was gone before I was born. However, this is one of the best time traveling episodes I have had to date. My website is named 'Time Traveling on the 9th Ave El', at "http://databear.webs.com/".
We need to edit the run time subject list.
The film is an outstanding artifact of a bygone era.
Photographed and Edited by George E. Horn. With additional scenes from the collections of Library of Congress, N.Y. Public Library, New York Historical Society